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Rita and Runt
are two homeless characters who almost always appear together. Rita, voiced by Bernadette Peters, usually sings some songs while dim-witted Runt, voiced by Frank Welker, listens. Throughout their journey in life, the vagabond pair have many exciting adventures during the segment. Despite having a desire to find a nice permanent new home, the two manage to live quite comfortably by offering each other a close unbreakable friendship in defending one another for protection and giving moral support.


  • Piano Rag/When Rita Met Runt
  • No Pain,No Painting/Les Miseranimals
  • Roll Over,Beethoven/The Cat and the Fiddle
  • Disasterpeice Theater/Hercule Yakko/Home on De-Nile/A Midsummer's Night Dream
  • Draculee,Draculaa/Phrankenrunt
  • O Silly Mio/Puttin' on the Blitz/The Great Wakkorotti: The Summer Concert
  • Smitten with Kittens/Alas Poor Skullhead
  • Mobster Mash/Lake Titicaca/Icebreakers
  • Of Course You Know,This Means Warners/Up A Tree/Wakko's Gizmo
  • Scare Happy Slappy/Witch One/Macbeth


  • This segment was dropped after the first season of Animaniacs. The reason for this was because it became too difficult to create a new song for Rita to sing in each episode. They would appear in the direct-to-video film Wakko's Wish and make occasional cameos in the series.

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